Junior Member Awards and Scholarships

Iowa Simmental Association Queen Contest


2019 Iowa Simmental Queen Abby Peterson  

 

*Attention Past Iowa Simmental Queens & Princesses
Please fill out this form to update our records.

 

Are you looking for a leadership opportunity that will allow you to meet and work with talented individuals in the cattle industry?

Are you interested? If so, the Iowa Simmental Association is looking for eligible young ladies to become contestants for the Iowa Simmental Queen and Princess. In addition to this honor, the 2019 Iowa Simmental Queen will be awarded $250 and the Iowa Simmental Princess will be awarded $150 after their reign.

What are the qualifications? If you are between the ages of 16 and 21 years of age by January 1, 2019 unmarried, an IJSA member, and knowledgeable about the Simmental breed, please consider this your invitation to apply. It is also required that you be able to attend the Beef Expo Simmental Sale, the Iowa Simmental Association Field Day and the Iowa State Fair Simmental Shows during 2019.

When and where is the contest held?  The contest will be held on Saturday, February 9th at 9:30 am. at Prairie Meadows Hotel in Altoona. This contest will coincide with the Iowa Beef Expo and the Iowa Simmental activities. The contest will conclude with the Queens luncheon at noon.

When is the new queen crowned?  The 2019 Queen and Princess will be crowned during the banquet on Sunday evening February 10th at Walnut Center on the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines.

How do I enter?  To enter, send a resume stating your name, parents’ names, address, phone number, birthday, Simmental background, interests, activities, future plans, and a short essay on “Why I want to be the 2019 Iowa Simmental Queen or Princess.” Mail to Darci Mass, 1778 320th St., Adair, IA 50002 by January 20, 2016. No late applicants will be accepted. If you would like additional information, contact Darci at 641-746-3339 or 641-740-0597 or email her at darcisue@yahoo.com and she can fill you in on all the exciting details! Prepare your resume today and join in the rewarding experience!

 

Prepare your résumé today and join in the rewarding experience!

 

Iowa Simmental Memorial Scholarship


2019 Iowa Simmental Memorial Scholarship Recipients (left to right) Tate Kettler, Julianna Wise, and Maddie Thompson

 

Requirements:

  • All applications must be mailed to the Iowa Simmental Association’s current President by May 15, 2019 (2019 ISA President is Kenny Scott)
  • Applicants must provide or meet the following criteria:
    • Must be a senior in high school who plans to attend a 2 or 4-year accredited school in the fall of 2019, or a post high school student who plans on attending a 2 or 4-year accredited school in the fall of 2019.
    • Must have been a paid Iowa Junior Simmental Association member for at least the last two years.
    • Must complete the application and additional requirements.
    • Must be present Saturday afternoon, June 1, 2019 to participate in an oral interview. (If this does not work with your schedule please contact the ISA President to arrange another time)

The winners of the Iowa Simmental Memorial Scholarship will be announced during the Iowa Simmental Field Day Show and awarded the money during the Annual Iowa Simmental Assoc. Banquet at the Iowa Beef Expo in February 2020.  Winners must also send proof of enrollment in the accredited school order to receive the scholarship money to IJSA Treasurer Gina Long prior to the 2020 ISA Banquet. Upon receiving this enrollment verification, the scholarship money will be given to the recipients at the Banquet. Three (3) $1000 scholarships will be awarded.

Click here for the Scholarship Application:

2019 ISA Memorial Scholarship Application & Requirements

 

ASA Foundation Merit Awards

The Merit Award program is designed to provide recognition to junior members who have made “significant contributions to their community, home, family, school and the Simmental or Simbrah breeds of cattle.”  It’s a 3-level process beginning with the Bronze Award, then Silver, and finally Gold.  Iowa Juniors have a long history of receiving various levels of the Merit Awards.  For more information please see the link below or contact one of the IJSA advisors.


2019 Bronze Merit Award Recipients: Sammi Long, Colin DeCap, and Carli Henderson

New for 2020: Bronze application and all other required information are due to AJSA (email to ajsa@simmgene.com) by June 1st.  Recipients will be selected by ASA with assistance from the State Association, and will be announced and recognized at the National Classic.  Recipients will also receive a certificate, lapel pin, and IJSA members will be recognized via our website, newsletter, Facebook page, and at the ISA annual banquet the following year.

 


2018 Silver Merit Award Recipient: Grace Greiman (5th from right)

Silver and Gold Applications are due June 1st to the ASA.  The ASA Foundation Board reviews the applications and the recipients are announced and recognized during the National Classic awards banquet.   Silver and Gold awards receive a certificate and scholarship money.   ISA/IJSA will recognize IJSA members who are Silver and/or Gold recipients as described in the Bronze Merit Award.

 

Click Here for more information and Merit Award applications.

 

The IJSA is compiling a list of past Iowa Junior members who received a Merit Award, if you were a recipient (or know someone who was), please contact IJSA Advisor Morgan Wadsworth with the year and award level so we can recognize you and other deserving past IJSA members.

 

County Simmental Awards


Youth who exhibited a Champion Simmental animal at their 2018 county fair were recognized at the 2019 Field Day in Ames.

Each year the Iowa Simmental & Iowa Junior Simmental Associations team up to recognize youth who exhibited a Champion registered Simmental animal at their local county fairs.  In 2018 73 youth from 46 counties showed 80 Champion Simmental/ Foundation Simmental Animals at their County Fairs. Pictured are those youth who picked up their awards at Field Day. Exhibitor’s information must be turned in to the IJSA advisors by the County Extension office, Fair office or other official by October 15th following their fair.  The recipients will receive a certificate from the ISA/IJSA and presented by their County Extension Office (at County Fall Awards Night if applicable) and will receive their award at the ISA Field Day the following year.  Please contact IJSA Advisor Morgan Wadsworth for more information.

 

This year’s recipients are:

County Exhibitor Champion
Adair Maggie Maas Champion Simmental Heifer & Supreme Overall Breeding Heifer Overall / Champion Foundation Cow-Calf Pair
Adair Michael Maas Champion Simmental Cow-Calf Pair & Supreme Cow/Calf Pair
Audubon Jaci Christensen Champion Foundation Heifer & Supreme Heifer/Female Overall

Audubon

Lane Elmquist

Champion Simmental Heifer

Benton

Nathan Arens

Champion Simmental Heifer

Benton

Tate Kettler

Champion Foundation Heifer

Buchanan

Kayla Dudley

Champion Simmental Heifer

Buchanan

Riley Reck

Champion Foundation Heifer

Butler

Ella Lindell

Champion Simmental Heifer

Cass

Carli Henderson

Champion Simmental Heifer

Cedar

Cadence Hansen

Champion Foundation Heifer & Supreme Heifer/Female Overall

Cedar

Leah Crock

Champion Simmental Steer

Cherokee

Jaylee Happe

Champion Foundation Heifer

Clarke

Amaria Oswald

Champion Foundation Heifer

Clarke

Ellizabeth Blackford

Champion Simmental Heifer & Supreme Heifer/Female Overall

Clayton

Ty Echard

Champion Simmental Heifer & Supreme Heifer/
Champion Simmental Cow/Calf & Supreme CC

Clinton

Lane Krukow

Champion Simmental Steer

Clinton

Rachel Clark

Champion Foundation Heifer

Dallas

Grace Voss

Champion Simmental Heifer

Decatur

Riley Yoder

Champion Foundation Heifer

Delaware

Parker Ries

Champion Simmental Heifer

Des Moines

Bailey Beckman

Champion Foundation Cow/Calf & Supreme Cow/Calf Overall

Des Moines

Cody Welch

Champion Foundation Heifer

Des Moines

Lauren Beckman

Champion Simmental Cow/Calf

Dubuque

Kyle Specht

Champion Simmental Steer

Dubuque

Samantha Clasen

Champion Simmental Heifer/
Champion Simmental Cow/Calf

Dubuque

Zoe Ryan

Champion Foundation Heifer

Fayette

Aaron Miller

Champion Foundation Heifer /
Champion Foundation Cow/Calf

Fayette

Alexis Steffens

Champion Simmental Cow/Calf

Fayette

Isabelle Steinbronn

Champion Simmental Heifer

Greene

Kayla Muir

Champion Foundation Heifer

Guthrie

Maggie Maas

Champion Simmental Heifer & Supreme Overall Breeding Heifer

Hardin

McKayla DeNio

Champion Simmental Heifer

Hardin

Thain Friest

Champion Foundation Heifer

Harrison

Maverick Winther

Champion Simmental Heifer

Iowa

Charlotte Wetjen

Champion Simmental Heifer

Iowa

Derek Weisskopf

Champion Foundation Heifer & Supreme Heifer/Female Overall

Iowa

Emily Jensen

Champion Simmental Steer

Jefferson

Stetson Spees

Champion Simmental Heifer

Johnson

Bryce Thompson

Champion Foundation Heifer

Jones

Dani Gravel

Champion Simmental Heifer

Jones

Gavin Cooper

Champion Foundation Heifer

Lee

Kennedy Wellman

Champion Simmental Heifer

Lee

Madeline Wellman

Champion Foundation Heifer

Mahaska

Anna Eveland

Champion Simmental Heifer

Mahaska

Raegan Rozenboom

Champion Foundation Heifer

Marion

Heston Irving

Champion Foundation Heifer

Marion

TR Putz

Champion Simmental Heifer

Marshall

Delaney Runner

Champion Simmental Heifer /
Champion Foundation Heifer

Marshall

Sadie Simatovich

Supreme Champion Cow/Calf or Female Overall

Mitchell

Kourtney Chambers

Champion Simmental Heifer

Plymouth

Bailiee Jauer

Champion Foundation Heifer

Plymouth

Jersey Divis

Champion Simmental Heifer

Polk

Elise Sanny

Champion Simmental Fall Heifer Calf

Polk

Emma Hay

Champion Sr. Yearling Simmental Heifer

Poweshiek

Kolton Kline

Champion Simmental Heifer

Ringgold

Klayton Yoder

Champion Foundation Heifer

Ringgold

MaKayla Jones

Champion Simmental Heifer

Scott

Colin DeCap

Champion Simmental Heifer /
Champion Foundation Heifer

Scott

McKenna DeCap

Champion Simmental Steer

Shelby

Chance Gruhn

Champion Foundation Heifer

Shelby

Taylor Andersen

Champion Simmental Heifer

Story

Shasta Moody

Champion Simmental 1st Year Cow/Calf & Champion Overall 1st Year Cow/Calf; Supreme Champion Cow/Calf Pen

Tama

Kerrigan Hatch

Champion Foundation Heifer

Union

Kolbey Bailey

Champion Simmental Heifer

Van Buren

Kylie Peck

Champion Foundation Heifer & Reserve Heifer/Female Overall

Warren

Bryson Ball

Champion Simmental Steer

Warren

Kaden Bowlin

Champion Simmental Heifer

Washington

Avery Shalla

Champion Simmental Heifer

Washington

Kristine Thomann

Champion Simmental Steer

Webster

Haylee Welter

Supreme Champion Heifer/Female Overall

Winneshiek

Kirstyn Samuelson

Supreme Champion Heifer/Female Overall

Woodbury

Bailey McKenna

Champion Simmental Heifer

Worth

Connor Harris

Champion Foundation Cow/Calf